SAP Finance Operations
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Reimagine Order to Cash
Traditional Scenario
  • Inconsistency of interactions with customers across business
  • Manual, time- consuming and effort- intensive processes
  • Highly technical custom efforts for building and and maintaining interfaces to external agencies
  • Manual, costly, and time consuming billing processes
  • Increased rate of accounting and settlement errors
  • Disjointed manual handling, which drives up DSO and puts customer relationships at risk
  • Inconsistent account prioritization; labor-intensive and long cycles; high costs of collection; increased bad debt risk
  • Significant manual and error-prone effort required to process payments and handle exceptions
  • Rule-based approaches decline in effectiveness over time
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The New World With SAP
  • Multichannel, role-based access to accurate, real-time information on products, pricing, customers, and contracts
  • Event-triggered execution and full automation of creditworthiness assessment
  • Seamless integration to external credit agencies to incorporate external credit rating information
  • Empowered customers with a payment portal and e-billing
  • Real time access to all transactional details
  • High processing speed for digital businesses
  • Standardized processes that scale according to business needs
  • Centralized information repository for root cause analysis of disputes
  • Immediate visibility of customer account and status across the company
  • Smarter automation and collaboration for cash collection
  • Next-generation intelligent invoice-matching powered by machine learning
  • Ability to capture much richer detail of customer- and country-specific behavior without the costs of manually defining detailed rules.
TOP VALUE DRIVERS*
5% to 10% reduction in Days Sales Outstanding 5% to 25% reduction in Bad Debt Write-Offs 10% to 25% reduction in Receivables Management Cost
*Benefits are based on early adopters of SAP S/4HANA or conservative outside-in benefits due to moving from a traditional ERP to enhanced SAP S/4HANA and LoB and cloud capabilities. As each enterprise is at a different level of maturity, our recommendation is to work with you to determine the value proposition for your enterprise.
Real-time receivables management
  • Cross-system automation of collections processes to deliver superior customer service
  • Analytics and workflow alignment with sales, A/R, and executives to reduce DSO
  • Optimized for global business services deployment
  • Automated collaboration with external expertise
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SAP Cash Application
Next-generation intelligent invoice matching powered by machine learning
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SAP Cash Application intelligently learns matching criteria from historical data and automatically clears payments

Automation

  • Increase efficiency
  • Reduce errors
  • Enable finance to focus on strategic tasks

Speed

  • Faster payment matching
  • Reduce DSO
  • Increase liquidity
  • Improve customer service

Reduce TCO

  • Learns from historical data
  • Learns from accountant behavior
  • Does not require on-going maintenance

Integrated with S/4HANA

  • Integrated with S/4HANA Cloud and On-premise
  • Compliments standard rules
  • Maintain current processing workflow
Remittance Advice Extractor
Extract payment information from unstructured documents
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It drastically lowers manual efforts by automatically extracting additional information about payments from unstructured advice (email, PDF, paper, etc.), and use it to automate the clearing process
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No manual input of remittance advice required
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Makes information available for further automatic processing in SAP applications
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Reduces manual efforts and errors and leverage further process automation, e.g. SAP Cash Application
Reimagine Order to Cash
Traditional Scenario
  • Poor user experience leads to lower adoption of procurement systems.
  • Lack of visibility into buying process leads to lost saving opportunities
  • Poor approval processes
  • Slow and error- prone supplier communications
  • Manual and error- prone processes
  • Delayed payments due to lack of receipts
  • Physical invoices or e-mail attachments requiring manual data entry
  • Slow approvals leading to payment delays and missed discounts
  • Proliferation of different payment terms
  • Low acceptance of discount offers
  • Check-based payments with low visibility, leading to large numbers of supplier calls
  • Infrequent and cumbersome payments process
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The New World With SAP
  • Access to an online marketplace provides a consumer-grade experience.
  • Guided buying experience navigates users through proper buying channels, leveraging preferred suppliers, pre-negotiated pricing, and in-context policies
  • Simple and streamlined automated approvals from any device
  • Automated, faster, and consistent supplier connections
  • Streamlined receiving processes
  • Automated three-way match that enables efficient, error-free processing
  • Validated electronic invoices that improve accuracy and reduce manual effort
  • Automated routing, alerts, and reminders to help ensure timely approval and payment
  • Small set of standard payment terms to help ensure seamless settlement
  • Holistic working capital strategy for terms extension, static and dynamic discounts, supply chain finance programs, and payment channels
  • Electronic payments with full visibility to related invoices and POs
  • Payments process optimized to capture discounts and yield rebates, and maximize DPO
TOP VALUE DRIVERS*
Reduction in Discounts Lost from Suppliers 10% to 20% reduction in Accounts Payable and Expense Costs
*Benefits are based on early adopters of SAP S/4HANA or conservative outside-in benefits due to moving from a traditional ERP to enhanced SAP S/4HANA and LoB and cloud capabilities. As each enterprise is at a different level of maturity, our recommendation is to work with you to determine the value proposition for your enterprise.
Buyer-supplier integration
  • Enable procure-to-pay integration
  • Connect to global community of trading partners
  • Discover, connect, collaborate, and gain insights
  • Engage across a wide range of interactions
  • Gain real-time visibility of all documents
  • Eliminate manual data entry
  • Increase transparency for all parties
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